Photo taken by Matt Higgs
Most years I find June is a pretty quiet month other than Download Festival but strangely enough this year it’s been pretty busy, although I guess that’s because there have been a few pop shows as opposed to rock stuff.
The month started with my annual pilgrimage to Donnington Park for Download Festival and I had such a great time at the festival. This is my 10th time at Download as I’ve been every year since 2009 and it really feels like home to me. I decided to stay in a hotel again this time around with a friend, but this time we arrived on Thursday evening which was so much nicer compared to last year when we arrived Friday morning and had a stressful entrance to site. I saw quite a lot of music over the three days but my highlights included Bury Tomorrow, You Me At Six, The Fever 333 and Alexisonfire.
On Thursday 14th June I headed to Wembley Arena with Luke to see the Game of Thrones Experience which was the Philharmonic orchestra and some additional musicians playing music from the series alongside snippets of the show being played. It was such a great evening and having the imagery really made the hairs on my arms stand up as it was so atmospheric.
Just a few days later on Saturday 16th June I headed back to Wembley but this time to the Stadium for Ed Sheeran. I’ve been waiting for this show for almost a year now and it did not disappoint. I finally got to see Jamie Lawson and I saw Ann- Marie for the first time who was pretty amazing. The whole stage set up for Ed was great and he played enough older songs that I knew which was good as I’m not too familiar with his latest album.
My final show of the month was Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium on Friday 22nd June which is show I have been waiting absolutely ages for. Taylor has been on my wishlist of artists to see for quite a while and the show did not dissapoint. The show itself was crazy with such a great stage setup like her giant snakes and her carriages which brought her from the main stage to the centre. This show was definitely up there with my favourites.